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EC moves Kalangala tally center to district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has relocated the Kalangala tally center from its offices in Kizzi village, Kalangala town council to the district council hall. The district registrar, Edmund Misango says the move is to allow for the observance of the standard operating procedures-SOPs to contain the spread …

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Vote rigging tricks revealed to polling agents in Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates and their agents have identified a number of ways through which they allege that rigging may be done. In a training for some polling agents in Wakiso district, the chief facilitator Godfrey Mpagi said that the ways through which the voting exercise is rigged …

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EC chairman scoffs at US Embassy for abandoning observer mission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi has scoffed at the US Mission in Uganda for cancelling its diplomatic observer mission of Uganda’s elections. Earlier today, the mission announced the cancellation on grounds that the vast majority of its requests for observing …

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Napak registers highest growth of voter numbers in Uganda

Napak, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Napak District has recorded the highest number of youthful voters a head of the national election due this week. The increase is the highest in the country in recent years, according to data from Uganda’s Electoral Body, Electoral Commission, (EC). Napak has registered an increase …

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U.S. mission cancels observation of Uganda’s election

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States Embassy in Uganda has cancelled its Diplomatic Observer Mission of Uganda’s Elections. According to the Embassy, the vast majority of requests for observing the election were not approved, by the Electoral Commission, leaving them with a skeletal team which cannot meaningfully undertake …

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Sodo withdraws from Mawogola North MP race

Sembabule, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Aine Kaguta famously known as Sodo one the parliamentary contestants for Mawogola North Constituency have withdrawn from the race hours to polling day. Sodo, a young brother to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been one of the eight aspirants vying to replace the Foreign …

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Museveni calls for vigilance of NRM polling agents ahead of election day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement- NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has joined other presidential candidates in calling upon their supporters and polling agents to remain vigilant until the Electoral Commission announces the final poll results. In a message to voters released by the Presidential press …

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